Both Yr 8 girls and Yr 9 girls entered the Sunderland Schools Games Rounders Festivals. Yr 8s played well ,with depleted numbers, but didn’t make the top three whilst the yr 9s finished runners up to Houghton Kepier and went on to represent Sunderland at the Tyne and Wear finals last week. Here they met very stiff competition from Tyneside schools, who were mainly Yr 10 pupils. They played well and enjoyed the experience.
Our older pupils acted as Young Leaders at the Finals of the Sunderland Schools Games Primary Tennis at the Puma Tennis Centre.
Primary Skipping Festival
7 primary schools arrived for the Thornhill Primary Cluster event, Ricahrd Ave, Hudson Rd, Barnes, Diamond Hall, Grangetown, Valley Rd and Hill View. Yr 4 pupils showed off there individual skipping skills and then a group dance/skip. The winning teams were Richard Ave and Hill View. Yr 9 Young Leaders from Thornhill assisted with organisation and running of the event.
Urban Athletes Roadshow.
Members of Sunderland University Predators Sports Department came into school and took over the PE Dept for the day! They put Yr 8 and 9 pupils through a series of tests looking at Speed, Reaction Time, Balance and Power. Each pupil was given points depending on their score. Anything over 100 was considered above average and 2 pupils Saif Rahmanur and Joe Parkinson scored over 140! The top 200 pupils from across the city are to be invited to Training Camps over the summer holiday.
At the Interhouse Athletics we were treated to some outstanding performances on both the track and field. Once again Brydon were the overall winners.
The Wearside Schools Athletics Championships were held at Silksworth. Thornhill put out a strong Junior team but GCSE commitments prevented the Senior pupils from attending. Again our pupils performed well and Madisson Craggs in Yr 8, Fraser Colling Yr 9 and Liam Lindsley Yr 9 were all selected to represent Durham at the Inter counties. Unfortunately of the 3 Madison was the only one who could make the day but it was well worth it as she finished 2nd in the 200m. A great performance against Yr 9 girls.
Thornhill Primary Cluster Sports Day went ahead with pupils from Valley Rd. Richard Ave and Hudson Rd attending. A morning of running, jumping and throwing saw Richard Ave emerge as winners. Once again Yr 8/9 Young Leaders helped out running the events.
The Year 8 Girls attended a Beach Rugby Festival on Tynemouth Beach. The tag version of the game was organised by the RFU and attracted schools from across the region. It was a celebration of girls rugby and a fun event but you can be sure that the yr 8 girls played to win!
After coming Runners-up in the Sunderland School Games competition the yR 8 Boys went off to Silksworth to play in the Tyne and Wear Finals. The standard was extremely high and most of the other schools pupils were in Yr 9. However the boys gave a good account of themselves and certainly learnt more about the game.
Diamond Hall Infants held a Sports Day in our Sportshall organised by Mrs Allan. Mrs Allens role this year has changed and she works in our Primary Feeders developing PE throughout the schools and coaching primary staff. The event involved 90 Yr 1 pupils in the morning and the same number of Yr 2 s in the afternoon being put through a variety of throwing running and jumping events. Once again Yr 8/9 Young Leaders were on hand to help out.
Yr 9 yYoung Leaders assisted by Emma McGrory, umpired at the Sunderland Schools Games Primary Cricket Finals at Ryhope Cricket Club.
All in all another busy term. They will all need the holidays to rest and recover ready for September. They have all worked very hard and developed their skills both in sport and in leadership. That all bodes well for next year. I wish them well!